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Celebrating the 4th

A fun day set for Williams

July 3, 2012
Teresa Wood - Correspondent ( , The Daily Freeman Journal

WILLIAMS - If it's Independence Day, it's time to head to Williams.

The Williams Lions Club is proud to honor America's birth by sponsoring the Fourth of July celebration which begins at 10 a.m. with its legendary parade.

Grand Marshals for this year's parade are Jerry and Judy Burton.

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The Independence Day Parade in Williams is always a highlight for Hamilton County residents. This year’s parade is set to begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Fun and games will keep the Williams City Park festive on Wednesday.

Foot races, kiddie rides, a pop bottle toss, train rides, a space walk, a cake and pie walk and the Little Princess Program are just a few of the events offered throughout the day.

The Duck Pond and Frisbee Spin Art will be sponsored by the Williams Relay for Life team. The team will also be selling TV raffle tickets with the drawing to be held at 8 p.m.

Community churches will serve lunch in the newly constructed shelter house throughout the afternoon.

Always a favorite, Wayne Bamber and Deb Meier of Leaning Tree Cattle Dogs will present a working dog demonstration in the northeast corner of the city park beginning at noon.

The Williams Veterans Museum will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Main Street.

Also uptown, the Hemken Collection Museum will be open for Independence Day. Special holiday hours begin immediately following the parade until 5 p.m.

Visitors are invited to attend the Caruth Antique Tractor display throughout the day, also.

The Williams Lions will hold several cash drawings beginning at 8 p.m.

Ten $25 prizes will be presented with the $500 Grand Prize to follow.

The Williams firework display completes the day's activities and will fill the sky beginning at 9:45 p.m.



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